Visual-Guard Documentation

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Visual-Guard is a robust Identity and Access Management (IAM) solution that provides comprehensive security for business applications. It offers a unified approach to application security, integrating several major access control features:

  1. Authentication: Visual-Guard verifies the identity of end users of an application. It supports username/password authentication and can reuse Windows accounts stored in Active Directory. It can also integrate with existing authentication systems under certain conditions.
  2. Identity Management: Visual-Guard manages user accounts and groups, providing full-featured administration consoles for developers, non-technical administrators, and auditors. This feature simplifies the process of creating, modifying, and deleting users.
  3. Authorization: Visual-Guard defines what end users are allowed to do in an application. It allows you to centralize the permissions for all your applications in one repository, providing a flexible way to manage security at the application, role, or user level.
  4. Audit & Reporting: Visual-Guard provides features to track and report all security-related activities. It allows you to customize the log of the secured applications and generate PDF reports for auditing purposes.
  5. Supervision: Visual-Guard offers supervision capabilities that allow administrators to monitor the system in real-time, ensuring that all activities are running smoothly and securely.
  6. Permission Matrix: Visual-Guard includes a Permission Matrix feature that provides a clear, grid-like view of the permissions assigned to each role and user, making it easier to manage and understand access rights.
  7. Workflow System: Visual-Guard incorporates a workflow system that allows for the automation of processes related to identity management and access control. This includes processes like user registration, role assignment, and access requests, which can be automated based on predefined rules and conditions.

Visual-Guard supports a wide range of technologies, including .NET, Java, C++, PowerBuilder, and any technology capable of HTTP Request. It can be integrated into any new or existing applications, making it a versatile solution for businesses of all sizes and industries.

Visual-Guard also offers several components, such as:

  • WinConsole: A Windows-based console that provides a user-friendly interface for managing security settings, user accounts, roles, and permissions.
  • WebConsole: A web-based interface for managing security settings.
  • Identity Server: A component that handles authentication and authorization requests from applications.

Visual-Guard is brought to you by Novalys, an international software vendor that provides development teams with powerful solutions to develop and maintain successful applications. Visual-Guard is available for trial and can be downloaded from the Visual-Guard website.